Kombucha has a rich history and has been brewed for centuries, if not millennia. Starting with a pot of sweet tea, a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) is added and the brew is left alone for a period of time to ferment. The resulting tangy sweet beverage delights the senses, while the living nutrition invigorates the body. Kombucha is naturally full of antioxidants, probiotics, organic acids and B vitamins, and fans of the beverage often refer to it affectionately as ‘buch for short or more grand names like “the elixir of life” or “tea of immortality”. During the fermentation process and even after bottling, the bacteria continues to flourish, producing a cloudy, jelly-like byproduct, confirming kombucha’s living, healthy nature. These naturally occurring benefits of, in addition to the decoration of adaptogenic herbs used by Kootenay Kombucha makes for an overall “feel good” kind of brew.